Primavera — which means Spring — also refers to an Italian cooking technique that involves fresh vegetable garnishes. Usually this culinary style applies to pasta, but in this case the primavera garnishes quick-cooked pork chops. The chops are brushed with soy sauce and seared in a pan. Then a simple sauce is made with apple butter. Green beans and grape tomatoes are the fresh vegetables that finish off the dish. If this sounds good, check out the recipe now, just read more
Poaching is a delicious technique when applied to fish. Simmered lightly in dry white wine, this halibut is delicate, flaky, and flavorful. A drizzle of chive butter adds a rich finish. Paired with crisp green beans and boiled red potatoes, this makes a lovely balanced dinner. If you prefer to use another type of fish, choose a firm fleshed white fish like mahi-mahi or swordfish. For the recipe that would also make an elegant entertaining meal, read more
I am super excited about cooking a delicious French-inspired meal for my French themed movie night. To get things started, I'll make a baked brie. Picholine olives and croutons will complement the melty cheese. After guests have enjoyed a cocktail we will sit down to a first course shrimp bisque. The main dish is a delicious bacon wrapped chicken with a thick chicken liver sauce and haricot vert bundles with shallot vinaigrette. Just writing the names of the dishes makes me famished! For the recipes, read more
Besides mashed and sweet potato sides, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without the quintessential cranberry sauce. My fragrant recipe is flavored with fresh squeezed orange juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks. The whole house will smell warm and delicious while this sauce bubbles away on the stove.
You could serve a crisp salad or creamed spinach, but sautéed green beans are the definitive Thanksgiving vegetable. Tossed with garlic, onion, and bread crumbs, these green beans are a crisp, melt in your mouth side dish. Get the recipes to both when you, read more
Not your usual pasta salad, tonight's quick fix Friday night meal is a delicious blend of pasta, steak, and crunchy vegetables. To save time, cook the green beans in the same boiling water as the pasta. The final dish is coated in a light mustard vinaigrette, and if you don't like blue cheese, substitute a handful of crumbled goat or feta cheese. Get this recipe when you read more
Mondays always seem to be my craziest days, work pulls me in multiple directions and the day goes by faster than I realize. This is why I try to make extra food on Sundays. This time it was an extra bit of Grilled Beef Sirloin and I'm pretty excited to turn it into a cold steak salad with green beans and blue cheese. To join me in a simple Monday meal, read more